Christina Force. Photo consultant
Leon's years of experience in shooting advertising and commercial work seem to me to have really consolidated in the last few years, and it was easy for me to help him put together a beautiful folio of work.
Matt Johnson. Snr Creative at Freelance
Apart from Being a great guy to deal with, Leon is a highly skilled and knowledgable Photographer who get's the job done.
David Craggs. Brand Architect and Identity Designer
Leon is an absolute pleasure to work with. expert process and results with detailed delivery. An easy going manner that gets the best out of clients, models and even inanimate objects making the experience of a photo shoot one to be enjoyed - not endured.
Richard Loseby. Creative Group Head at Ogilvy NZ Limited
Leon is well worth talking to for any photographic assignment, no matter how big the budget, or how small.
Honors and Awards
2014 Silver Award Advertising - Conceptual for "Taming the Tax Beast" in the International One Eyeland Awards.
2014 Bronze Award Advertising - Self Promotion for "The wrong Season" in the International One Eyeland Awards.
2007 Gold Award Pride in Print for AIPA Book
2007 Supreme Award Finalist Pride in Print for AIPA Book
2004 Bronze Award for Black and White Print NZIPP Awards
2004 Bronze Award for Series NZIPP Awards
2003 Bronze Axis Award
2002 Bronze Award for Editorial NZIPP Awards
2002 Silver Award for Self Promotion NZIPP Awards
2002 Silver Award for People NZIPP Awards
1999 Bronze Axis Award
1998 Gold Award for Advertising NZIPP Awards
1998 Silver Award for Self Promotion NZIPP Awards
1998 Silver Award for People NZIPP Awards
1998 Silver Award for Landscape NZIPP Awards
1998 Silver Award for Editorial NZIPP Awards
2007 – 2009 President of AIPA (Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association of NZ)
2003 – 2007 Vice President of AIPA